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July, 2012 Articles

Breakthrough provides surprise missing link researchers needed to study chordoma

Friday, July 27, 2012

Recently, Dr. Cheryle Séguin, a musculoskeletal researcher at the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, Western University who studies spinal disc development, made a scientific breakthrough that unintentionally provided the missing link researchers needed to study the genesis of chordoma. … (Read More)

Five winners of prestigious Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Five Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry students have been named recipients of the Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship, Canada’s most prestigious scholarship for doctoral students. … (Read More)

Dr. Bhagirath Singh appointed Acting Chair, Department of Microbiology and Immunology

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Dr. Singh graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics in 1963 and a Master’s of Science with a specialization in Medicinal Chemistry in 1965, from Rajasthan University, Jaipur, India. … (Read More)

Seeking answers to cancer's questions

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Innovation solutions from two Western scientists have received new funding from the Canadian Cancer Society. The grants were two of 28 representing a $5.4 million investment across the country announced today. … (Read More)

Dr. Shamim Tejpar appointed Assistant Dean, Rural and Regional Medicine

Monday, July 23, 2012

In 1978, Dr. Tejpar graduated from Pahlavi University in Shiraz Iran, and then moved to Canada to complete her Paediatric Residency at the Janeway Hospital, Memorial University in Newfoundland. Moving to Stratford in 1988 she became the first Chief of Paediatrics from 1990 to 2009. … (Read More)

Dr. Kem Rogers appointed Chair, Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology

Friday, July 20, 2012

Dr. Rogers graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Cell Biology in 1977 and a Master’s of Science in 1980, from the University of Ottawa. He received his PhD in Anatomy (Histology) in 1984, University of Toronto. … (Read More)

2013 London Health Research Day - Save the date

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Save the date for the 2013 London Health Research Day, happening Tuesday, March 19 at the London Convention Centre. … (Read More)

A "Kit" for increasing insulin production

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Scientists led by Rennian Wang, have identified the critical role of a receptor called c-Kit in the development and function of insulin-producing beta cells, making it an exciting new therapeutic target for managing diabetes. … (Read More)

Bart Sullivan named CEO of CImTeC

Monday, July 16, 2012

The Centre for Imaging Technology Commercialization (CImTeC) is pleased to announce the appointment of Bart Sullivan as Chief Executive Officer, effective immediately. … (Read More)

ORATOR study launched

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Dr. David Palma, Assistant Professor in the Department of Oncology and Dr. Anthony Nichols, Assistant Professor in the Department of Otolaryngology – Head & Neck Surgery have launched the first trial in the world to compare robotic surgery to radiation for the treatment of a type of throat cancer. … (Read More)

Evening to celebrate spinal-cord research

Monday, July 9, 2012

Award-winning actor, author and spinal cord research advocate Alec Baldwin will headline Western’s Leaders in Innovation Dinner celebrating two decades of groundbreaking spinal cord research at the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry’s Robarts Research Institute. … (Read More)

MedQUEST: a unique learning experience for both medical and high school students

Friday, July 6, 2012

MedQUEST is a six-week summer elective that allows medical students from Schulich Medicine & Dentistry to both “catch babies” alongside physicians, and to share the experience with high school students using a life-like birthing simulator. … (Read More)

Conference to explore natural bioactives for treating a wide range of diseases

Friday, July 6, 2012

Explore the latest research on ginseng, cumin and other medicinal herbs, and how they can be used to treat diseases such as diabetes, cancer, depression, and Parkinson’s. “Cultivating Natural Bioactives” takes place at the London Convention Centre from July 9-11. … (Read More)

Dr. Walter Siqueira receives 2012 IADR Salivary Researcher of the Year

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Dr. Walter Siqueira, Dentistry/Biochemistry, was awarded the “International Association for Dental Research Salivary Researcher of the Year” at the International Association for Dental Research Conference. … (Read More)

Drs. Rorabeck and Bourne receive Order of Canada

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Congratulations to Dr. Cecil Rorabeck who has been appointed an Officer of the Order of Canada, and to Dr. Robert Bourne who has been named a Member of the Order of Canada for their contributions to the field of orthopaedic medicine. … (Read More)

In memoriam: Dr. Bill McInnis

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Our thoughts are with the family of Dr. William "Bill" McInnis, Meds '52 and longtime faculty member, who died Saturday, June 30. … (Read More)